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before the silver cord is snapped,[a] or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 12:6 Syr Vg Compare Gk: Heb is removed

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